Oh my. One more offensive animated feature.
An organization that calls itself Forum for the Hindu Awakening protested [the planned July 21st screening of Sita Sings the Blues.] The emails called the film denigrating and insulting, and said freedom of expression cannot be absolute. A worried Pastor Mathew John, who owns the pavilion, decided to cancel the screening. ...
And so it goes. Another religion protests a film about it. Bob Iger is uncomfortable with Song of the South. So I guess the Forum for Hindu Awakening cam be bent out of shape about Sita.
I think that Christians should be protesting the Jeffrey Hunter version of
Here's what the brouhaha is about:
And what rankles Bob Iger:
So now a confession: In the long ago 1950s, when Dwight Eisenhower ruled the country with a kind and grandfatherly hand, my old man was allowed to check a 16 mm print of Song of the South out of Walt Disney Productions' film library and show the film in our living room on one of the company's really bad 16 mm projectors.
I don't know what the company was thinking.
Though the film broke a couple of times (did I mention the projector was really bad?) my young eyes got to take in the entire feature -- 100 minutes of live-action and animation. Though I only fainted once, I have been scarred ever since.
Like I say, everybody has their issues.